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Zodiacal Light: Reflection From The Interplanetary Dust Cloud

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The Zodiacal Light

Have you ever been out on a very dark, moonless night after all the remnants of sunlight have faded away and noticed a faint triangular shaped glow extending upwards into the sky?  This relatively rare phenomenon is called the Zodiacal Light.  Why is it rare?  Conditions have to be good to see it because moonlight and light pollution can easily hide it.

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